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DeCHIARA--Joseph Michael,

of Jackson Heights, Queens. Passed away April 15, 2017. Born in New York City August 28, 1929 to Michael and Rosalie DeChiara. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He is survived by Edith DeChiara, his wife of 58 years, his children Michael, Peter and Laurie, their spouses, and his five beautiful granddaughters. He studied at the City College of New York, earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree at Pratt Institute and a Masters of Science in City Planning at Columbia University. He was an accomplished architect, and co-founder of the firm Marlo and DeChiara in Manhattan. He also taught at Columbia, Pratt, Cooper Union, New York Institute of Technology and the State University of New York. He edited the widely recognized "Time- Saver Standards" series of architectural reference books. He was loved by friends and family and will be deeply missed by all.

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Published in New York Times on Apr. 18, 2017.
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April 19, 2017
This is when we were younger we missed when you held us tight
dear joey me and Tessa miss you very much. We just got back to school after we saw you and we were very sad but tessa wore your sweater and i wore your hat ans i was going to wear your jacket but i did not want to make it dirty
Paulotta DeChiara -Saffer
April 18, 2017
To his lovely and devoted family. My deepest condolence. May our heavenly father bring you comfort in this time of sorrow. Psalms34:17,18
April 18, 2017
My sympathy goes out to the family during this time of grief. May God's loving-kindness comfort you and help you through this difficult time. Psalm 119:50,76
F. B.
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